Starfield Player Explains Why One Should Not Use Fast Travel to Switch Between Planets

Published 09/06/2023, 8:08 AM EDT

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It looks like Bethesda has a lot up its sleeve when it comes to Starfield. The game boasts tonnes of mechanics that players need to get used to. The studio’s experience of making AAA titles has helped them realize how to craft a game that is near perfect and Starfield definitely seems like one of those projects.

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While exploration seems to be the main theme of Starfield, players also get to experience first-person shooting gameplay along with the thrill of spacecraft battles. One interesting mechanic was highlighted by a Reddit user and that was the one of strange encounters.

What did the Starfield player experience?

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The Starfield player took to the platform when they realized that they were losing out on some of the best content provided by the game by using the “Grav Jump” feature. They went on to post “At the start, I was doing this for convenience but I was unknowingly missing a lot of the game’s content because of this. So I would just fast travel from the surface of one planet to a location I’ve already visited on a different planet, even in a different system.”

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The gamer advises players to fly to the orbits of other planets instead of going all the way to the landing point. Upon doing so, they faced one of the game’s strange encounters and loved what they experienced.

The player goes on to explain how they would go about traveling within the game. The key takeaway from the post was when the user said “Don’t teleport/fast travel directly to the landing point, travel to the planet’s orbit first. Likewise with grav jumps, do it and go through the cut scene.”

This post received a lot of traction from the community and was upvoted 6.9k times. Many players voiced their opinion on their favorite way to travel in the comments section generating over 1272 comments within the first 12 hours of the post.

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Within no time the comments section was full of players sharing their experiences with the strange encounters around the orbits of planets.

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Looks like some of the strange encounter NPCs are just doing their job. The comment below was a quote from one of the encounters that players can come across in the game.

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One strange encounter also helped this player make some quick cash by delivering the ‘Star Parcel’.

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Encounters can also come to players as hard character-melting grandmas. Some players mentioned their experience with the elderly woman and a few helped her out too.

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While some confusion was caused within the community, others stepped up to educate the other players.

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Most new video games don’t have a set style to enjoy the game with their vast variety of options and playstyles. Players always have an entirely unique experience in a game like Starfield. That being said, are the encounters worth the extra time taken to travel for you? Let us know in the comments below.

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